Spring is a great time to start thinking about tree maintenance. Trees can benefit from regular care and attention, which can help them stay healthy and vibrant throughout the growing season. Here are some tips for maintaining trees in the spring:
- Prune trees: Pruning is an essential tree maintenance task that involves removing dead or damaged branches. Don’t attempt to remove hazardous limbs yourself, contact a tree care professional for an evaluation. Spring is an ideal time to prune most trees because it’s easier to see the tree’s structure without leaves, and pruning early in the season can help reduce the risk of disease and pests.
- Check for signs of disease: Inspect your trees for signs of disease, such as discolored or wilting leaves, cankers on the bark, or fungal growth. If you notice any signs of disease, contact a tree care professional who can help diagnose the problem and recommend a treatment plan.
- Water trees: Spring can be a dry season, and newly planted or young trees may need extra watering. Water trees deeply and regularly, especially during dry spells, to help them establish healthy root systems.
- Apply fertilizer: Trees can benefit from fertilization in the spring, which can help promote healthy growth and improve their overall health. Apply a slow-release fertilizer to the soil around the tree, being careful not to apply too much.
- Mulch around trees: Mulching around trees can help retain moisture in the soil, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the tree, being careful not to cover the trunk.
By following these tips, you can help maintain healthy and vibrant trees in the spring. Remember, if you have any concerns about the health or safety of your trees, it’s always best to contact a tree care professional. We are here and ready to schedule your free evaluation. Call today!